25 Apr 2008

Samoa to commemorate ANZAC day without a public holiday

12:58 pm on 25 April 2008

Samoa will for the first time in more than 40 years commemorate ANZAC day tomorrow not as a public holiday.

Parliament passed an amendment last year which saw ANZAC and Arbor Day public holidays dropped following complaints from the business sector.

However, the government will continue to take part in the dawn parade ceremony under the main town clock to remember the fallen Samoan soldiers.

The Australia and New Zealand High Commission offices in Apia will be closed.